Dad's day at the CWS
Nothing goes together like baseball and fathers
OMAHA, Neb. -- Nothing goes together quite as well as baseball and dads. It is an age-old combination, and Sunday at TD Ameritrade was no exception. Fans from around the country traveled to the College World Series to celebrate Father's Day at the ballpark.
Patrick Dusek traveled with his son Logan (pictured) to watch his oldest son Dylan play for Texas Tech in the CWS. "Words cannot express how I feel right now," Patrick said. "My oldest son is on the field, and I am watching with my youngest son. It is Father's Day and my birthday is in six days, and I cannot think of a better present than this. Having my family here to watch Dylan play is priceless."
Bruce Roach (far left) brought his sons Logan (second from right) and Mason (second from left) to Omaha from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to cheer on the Horned Frogs. "Being here on Father's Day is awesome," Roach said. "What more could you ask for? The Frogs are playing ball." Roach also brought his friend Clint Parr (middle left) and his son along for the game.
Joe Duysen brought his daughter Sarah and his son Tommy to the ballpark for Father's Day. "We are from Treynor, Iowa," Duysen said. "We come once a year, we just love being here."
Doug Salvo and his 5-year-old daughter Katie drove in from Council Bluffs, Iowa. "I have been going to the CWS since I was a kid," Salvo said. "I want to do that with Katie. She has been here before but this is probably the first one she will remember."
Jeff Rhodes attended Ole Miss and drove from Jackson, Mississippi, with his son Will to catch the Rebels game on Sunday night. "We drove the 14 hours to be here [Sunday]," Rhodes said. "And right after the game is over, we have to drive back because I have work Monday."
High school baseball coach Ryan Stensland is here to see some Big 12 baseball. "I am from Mount Vernon, Iowa, and am an Iowa State fan," Stensland said. "Iowa State does not have baseball, but I follow TCU and Texas Tech because they are Big 12." Stensland attended the game with his twin sons Lincoln (left) and Isaac (right).
Father and son Matt and Garrett Stewart are in Omaha to experience the College World Series for the first time together. "I attended Texas Tech and we flew up from Dallas," Stewart said. "I am very excited to be here cheering for the Raiders."
Three generations of Kecks are present in Omaha. Dennis Keck (far right) is joined by his son Ryan (far left), and his two grandsons Trevor (left) and Bryce (right). "I have been to Omaha eight times," Dennis said. "It is such a great atmosphere, and wonderful place to bring your family."
Jason Archinal and his wife Angela both attended Texas Tech, and now they are cheering on the Raiders at the CWS with their daughter Tori. "I am so ecstatic to be here," Archinal said. "And the fact that I am able to share this with my daughter and wife adds so much."